ISSN: 2067 – 9211 Miscellaneous
Scientific Orientation and
Information about the Career
Marilena Cristina Nitu1, Carmen Gasparotti2
Abstract: The present paper aims to present the way of assessing the opinions of the pupils in the terminal
classes, which regarding the choosing the educational or professional route and substantiating the support
measures in the analysis of the alternatives available to them. The method used in this research is the
investigation based on the questionnaire. This is a qualitative approach in order to identify the students' school
and professional orientation. The educational assessment that is supposed to be done in this study seeks to
counsel and guide these students in order to make appropriate choices in choosing of the
educational/professional paths by the investigated students. In this research, an opinion poll has been applied
to the pupils in the terminal classes, which allows an overview of the school and professional orientation of
these pupils. The evaluation and interpretation of the answers l ead to highlighting of the school options that
certify the personal interests of each student in relation with the choice of the educational/professional path.
The study provides an opportunity for the school units to obtain information about the training and interests of
the students. Depending on the analysis of the results obtained in terms of the opinion questionnaire, the school
units must ensure the stimulation and valorization of the cognitive, aptitude and creativity potential necessary
for the increase of the pupils' school performances. This study highlights the real need for a better correlation
of the educational offer in the vocational and technical education with the students' as pirations and the labor
Keywords: school options; professional orientation; students' aspirations; educational guidance
The main purpose of the educational and vocational guidance should lead to the conscious choices,
adequate and free profession of the students. This choice should be in accordance with the requirements
of the economy, culture and interests, inclinations, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, and ideals of the
students (Levenson, 2007).
In the process of the school and professional orientation, there are involved a lot of factors among which
the student is the most important because the whole process takes place on him and for his benefit. It is
important for the student to participate in this process in a conscious and active way, not to rely on
parental choice or the proposing of the other orientation factors without considering each option (Lăscuş,
1 PhD in progress, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, Address: 47 Domnească Str., Galați, Romania, Tel.: 0336
130 108, Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Professor, PhD, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, Address: 47 Domnească Str., Galați, Romania, Tel.: 0336 130
108, E-mail: carmen.gaspar email@example.com.